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Thread: wait don't throw out your old xmas cards...

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    wait don't throw out your old xmas cards...

    If you have an accuquilter or any die cutter, you can cut out different shapes (star, circle, flowers, even simple squares) to make gift tags for next year....like I did....they are very cool

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    Cool idea, couldn't you use scissors too, to cut out the shapes.
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    yes!!! you can....

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    I few years ago I gave my niece a Sizzex .. She recycles all the Christmas cards into tags. She has even set up a little business with family members. We give her our cards . She gives us back gift tags.

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    Great tip. Thanks for sharing.
    Desiderata (Max Ehrmann) - Walk placidly amid the noise and haste and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.

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    I have some of the cool paper scissors with the difference edges to them like scallop and zig zag that I use specifically for paper. This is a great idea. I started keeping the cards I receive a couple of years ago.

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    Great way to recycle.

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    Great idea! I knew I was saving all those cards for a reason.

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    Off topic of sorts but I don't buy Hallmark, Disney or American Greeting cards These companies won't let St. Jude's kids reuse the front of their cards to make new cards to sell in the gift shop. The cards are already sold to someone before St. Jude gets them so it's not like they are losing money on that one card. They would rather the cards be thrown in the trash then reused by St. Judes. These companies don't get a penny of my money if I know they are part of the product. St. Judes asks that the whole card be sent so the Hallmart, Disney and American Greeting cards can be thrown out and not used.
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    I am going to use my favorite ones for mug rugs by photoing on transfer paper then ironing onto fabric of choice. Have not done it yet but have some to take to the office supply store to photo, my printer ran out of ink yesterday & with the price of ink it is cheaper to go to the office supply store and do it.
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    I make gift cards from the old greeting cards too ..... fold as you like, and then line up with my quilting rulers and run the rotary cutter along. Nice and straight and square!

    Sometimes I use the picture ... and sometimes I use the verse on the inside as the front of the new gift card.
    I'm able to make teeny-tiny cards, to some fair sized ones.

    I always have far more made, than the gifts I need them for. They give me lots of choices, so I can personalize it to the person who will receive it.
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    This is a great idea!!! Love the mug rug!!
    Could even make a Christmas lap quilt with them!!
    Gail

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    I have saved my cards for yrs & reuse the front. I print a new card with my own wording & glue front on. Love doing that.... But sometimes you can buy cute cards really cheap...
    ~ I'm a Blessed Nanna to 2 Grandsons & 5 Granddaughters ~
    ~ I'm a Blessed Mom to DS & DDIL, DD & DSIL ~
    ~ Mom to 3 cats, Callie, Buddy & Daisy ~
    ~ God Bless the USA ~ ~ God Bless Our Troops ~

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    I save all my cards until Nov. of the next year.I cut them up and add to a big frame.They hang them on my wall by the door to show off.

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    Your ideas are just in time- I was about to throw out all those cards. Now I know what to do
    KEEP CALM and CARRY ON!!

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    Good idea. I saved my dull pinking and wavy blades for my rotarty cutter to use on paper.

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    My DD did that this Christmas and her gift labels were beauitful!! Am thinking about doing the same thing but using my Accucut Go dies....I have the circle and star dies which would be just perfect!
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    I like to take the prettiest ones and make small boxes out of them. Some I hang on my Christmas tree for ornaments

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    Please don't replace CHRIST with an X. I know it is quicker, but it doesn't take much more time to type Christmas.
    Thanks,
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    Quote Originally Posted by dolores View Post
    I like to take the prettiest ones and make small boxes out of them. Some I hang on my Christmas tree for ornaments
    We do that too! the kids used to make the boxes as little ornaments for our tree. If the boxes were big enough, we could use them as little gift boxes for tiny gifts like jewelry. It ws a good way to keep the occupied over Xmas break or on snow days.

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    Christmas cards seem to be a dying tradition. Each year the number we get dwindles, which makes me sad. I love them.

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    That's a great idea! I hate throwing out those beautiful cards, but have wondered what to do with them from year to year.
    Linda in Mississippi

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    I still keep the prettiest ones. Others I cut into hexes for my on going GFG.
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